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HHS Watchdog Probes Enforcement Of Staffing Standards At Nursing Homes

The review comes on the heels of a Kaiser Health News and New York Times investigation that found nearly 1,400 nursing homes  report having fewer registered nurses on duty than the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) requires.

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Rep. Tom Price (R-Ga.) testifies during his confirmation hearing on Jan. 17, 2017. (Photo by Alex Wong/Getty Images)

Five quick ways HHS Secy. Price could change course of health policy

After a bruising confirmation process, the Senate confirmed Rep. Tom Price, R-Ga., to head up the Department of Health and Human Services, by a 52-to-47 vote.

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Feds proposes rules for nursing homes, long-term care facilities

The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services is proposing a new set of rules for nursing homes and long-term care facilities that participate in federal health insurance programs, including revised standards for employee training and patient safety aimed at stopping elder abuse. The proposal was announced on Monday as part of the White House […]

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